Words & photos - Daniel Bevis
The Triumph TR4 was a plucky little thing - popular because of its keen pricing, Michelotti-styled curves, surprising practicality and eager performance, and desirable thanks to its motorsport prowess. The combination of a sub-1,000kg kerb weight and a 2.2-litre four-pot ensured that the wide-tracked, rack-and-pinion equipped TR4 was a keen competitor (they often raced at Sebring and Daytona, as well as rallying across Europe) in addition to being a hairy-chested B-road blaster.
And this particular TR4 looks just about as serious as you'd want one to be. It eschews the usual wire wheels for a set of solid pressed steels, there's a sturdy roll-bar - which, judging by the scuffs, looks like it's been over once or twice already! - and it's stripped back to the bare bones: no bumpers, no carpet, just wide-eyed early-sixties chic and sporting intent in spades. Lovely stuff.
Spotted at the 2014 Goodwood Revival - click here for more photos.